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61 Possible Causes for Foaming at the Mouth, Muscle Weakness, Sudden Death

  • Zygadenus Poisoning

    weakness, convulsions, involuntary urination. paralysis, loss of consciousness, coma, death due to respiratory paralysis [Solanum-type Alkaloids] [Where poisons are found[poisonousplants.ansci.cornell.edu] Symptoms include: excessive watering (foaming) of the mouth, burning following by numbness of the lips and mouth, thirst, headache, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, persistent[elzorrocolorado.com] All parts of this native perennial plant, including the seeds, contain an alkaloid (zygacine is believed to be the primary toxic compound) that causes foaming at the mouth[thenatureniche.com]

  • Botulism

    Complaints included muscle weakness in the upper and lower limbs (N 5), dysphagia (N 5), dizziness (N 2), dyspnoea (N 2), dysphonia (N 2), dysarthria (N 2), fatigue (N 1),[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] death.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] By history, the most common symptoms were dysphagia (66%), proximal muscle weakness of upper and lower extremity (60%), neck flexor muscle weakness (33%), ophthalmoplegia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chlordane Poisoning

    Abstract Chlordane was, prior to regulatory action by EPA in 1976, an extensively used insecticide for both household and agricultural pest control purposes. It was readily available to the general public for many years; thus, human exposure, including poisonings, has been documented. A case reporting fatal chlordane[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sarin Poisoning

    Physicians must perform a quick physical examination during which cholinergic effects of sarin poisoning must be observed - miosis, sweating, hypothermia, muscle weakness,[symptoma.com] death, Fraga said.[pbs.org] According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), victims were having difficulty breathing, foaming at the mouth, seizures, bleeding from the nose and mouth, fainting[gcnlive.com]

  • Exposure to Nerve Gas

    Signs: Nicotinic Receptors (Skeletal muscle, Ganglia) Skeletal Muscle changes Initial Fasciculations Muscle Twitching Later Weakness Flaccid paralysis Ganglion ic effects[fpnotebook.com] death, Fraga said.[pbs.org] Witnesses described seeing victims of yesterday’s attack foaming at the mouth and suffering fits.[nypost.com]

  • Tabun Poisoning

    Start with 1-2 g (20-40 mg/kg) IV in 100 mL isotonic sodium chloride over 15-30 min; repeat in 1 h if muscle weakness is not relieved; then repeat q3-8h if signs of poisoning[openanesthesia.org] Symptoms can quickly progress to sudden collapse, convulsions, and even death. How soon after exposure do the symptoms appear?[vdh.virginia.gov] […] at the mouth," vomiting, tearing, involuntary defecation and urination, tiny pinpoint pupils, and a slow heart rate that will cause fainting.[tonic.vice.com]

  • VX Poisoning

    Kim after he was exposed to the agent does not seem to show muscle weakness, fasciculation, or copious secretions.[thepoisonreview.com] death, Fraga said.[pbs.org] Regarding the media reports that Kim had what appeared to be foam around his mouth, Nakagawa said in the letter, "Because VX causes an increase of secretion in the respiratory[mainichi.jp]

  • Inhalation of Cadmium Fumes

    weakness Inhalation of cadmium fumes can cause severe lung inflammation to the point of potentially causing your death.[healthblurbs.com] Chest 123:2162 Google Scholar Champ CS, Byard RW (1994) Sudden death in asthma in childhood.[link.springer.com] Inhalation of cadmium fumes can severely damage the lungs and cause muscle weakness, shooting pain in the chest, dry throat, coughing, excessive sweating, shivering, pneumonitis[buzzle.com]

  • Cicuta Maculata Poisoning

    Frequent twitching of the muscles of the body and extremities, [8]. Constant jactitation, [4].[homeoint.org] Mouth. Bloody foam from nose and mouth. Throat. Spasm of muscles of deglutition on presenting anything to mouth. Stomach. Nausea and vomiting, frothy, glairy fluid.[homeopathycenter.org] Pulse before the convulsion 51, and of the ordinary strength, afterwards weak; could not be felt during the convulsion, [5]. GENERALITIES.[homeoint.org]

  • Mercury Poisoning

    Muscle weakness may also occur.[emedicinehealth.com] Sensitivity reactions to these diuretics may cause asthma, hives, other skin lesions, and sudden death.[britannica.com] §Rates of sudden death, not CHD death. Figure 2.[doi.org]

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